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  • Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II Expedites Medevac

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II aircrew provided refueling and weather navigation to expedite the medevac of a critical patient by HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 21.Fairbanks Memorial Hospital asked for help via LifeMed Alaska to the Alaska Rescue

  • Alaska Air National Guard Trains with Coast Guard

    KODIAK, Alaska - Undulating waves pitched the 2,000-ton U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress like a bath toy, which was nothing unusual for the vessel while operating in Pacific waters off Alaska.What was out of place was the 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter

  • Alaska Air Guard Medevacs Pregnant Woman

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing raced against time and overcame high winds to medevac a pregnant woman in distress Dec. 24.Late Christmas Eve, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received a call for assistance from Alaska Native Medical

  • Arctic Guardians Rescue 3 Boaters on Kuskokwim River

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing navigated stormy weather to rescue three stranded boaters Oct. 29 on the Kuskokwim River about 6 miles east of Bethel.Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Duane Griffith, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center deputy

  • Arctic Guardians Rescue Plane Crash Victim at Totek Lake

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued a plane crash victim Oct. 25 at Totek Lake, about 75 miles southwest of Fairbanks.A pilot flying overhead received a distress call from the crashed Taylorcraft single-engine aircraft and reported it to

  • Arizona Guard Unit Tests Readiness in ANG Flyaway Exercise

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing conducted the Air National Guard’s first multiday flyaway readiness exercise by an air refueling wing Oct. 12-17 to demonstrate the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment priority.The ACE concept uses multicapable Airmen to maintain,

  • Alaska Air Guard Rescues Injured Hiker Near Eklutna Lake

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured hiker Aug. 31 near Eklutna Lake, about 30 miles northeast of Anchorage.Alaska State Troopers requested support after the hiker messaged for help using a satellite communication device.At the

  • Alaska Arctic Guardians Rescue Injured ATV Rider

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued an injured all-terrain vehicle rider Aug. 20 near Kahiltna Glacier about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage.A member of the rider’s party used a satellite communication device to notify the Alaska State

  • Alaska National Guard rescues five people in three missions

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Alaska Air National Guardsmen of the 176th Wing rescued five people from three separate incidents Aug. 11 and 12 at different locations throughout Southcentral and Interior Alaska.For the first rescue mission Aug. 11, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center